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History

Holly Adinoff and Austin Mueller met while receiving their Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Austin focused on prevention research and Holly focused on counseling with youth. They spent many evenings with colleagues discussing the challenges in society and their passion for helping others. When Holly moved out to Denver a few years after graduation, they were eager to create their own consulting and evaluation firm that focused on helping social change makers provide equitable and effective interventions. They believe that by building relationships with clients they can use data and programming strengths to empower programs to create lasting change in their communities.   

 

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Consultants

 
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Partner & Lead Consultant

Holly Adinoff

Holly Adinoff, Ed. M. and C.A.S., is a licensed school social worker with over 5 years of experience in non-profits  and 10 years of experience working with young adults.  Holly guides non-profits and education programs in the development of comprehensive systems of support. As a coach, counselor, and mentor, Holly uses strengths-based strategies to build relationships and help students' achieve their goals. Drawing on evidence-based frameworks of risk and resiliency, she steers the growth of programs that serve students with trauma, disorders, and from cross-cultural backgrounds. Experienced with students K through post-secondary, Holly creates spaces where all students can feel supported through personal, social, emotional difficulties. Holly creates coherency and clarity among different stakeholders with the use of logic models developed in meaningful and positive conversations.

 

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Masters of Education, 2013                                         focus on Prevention Science and Practice  School Social Work License 2014

University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A., Biology and Psychology, 2011

Specialities

  • Non-profit management
  • Athletics/ Sports Based Youth Development
  • Cultural and Psychological Safe Environments
  • Student Centered Programming
  • Risk and Resiliency in Youth
  • Cross-Cultural Contexts
  • Create, analyze, and synthesis evaluations
  • Curriculum development

Committee Participation

Previous Projects

 

 
 

Partner and Lead Consultant

Austin Mueller

Austin, Ed. M, finds joy wading into the uncertainty of public and social sector environments in order to craft a path for clients. His work ranges from small rural schools and non-profits to large urban school districts and education state departments. Austin's favorite compliment is "You're not like the other evaluation/data people we talk to," likely because he was not always an assessment, evaluation, and data enthusiast. Austin has been providing services directly to children, students, and adults since high school (and still does through volunteering). He is the first one to acknowledge that assessment and data are wasteful if they are not serving the people doing the work. It is difficulties in conducting and using evaluations that hold back many organizations progress, but also his favorite place to remove barriers. Navigating contexts ranging from state policy to classroom initiatives requires an relentless empathy for nuanced environments and the people in them: "Who is the evaluation, assessment, or policy helping and how?" Austin approaches initiatives with an expertise in implementation and evaluation science and a practical and open disposition to understanding local goals and limitations.

 

Specialities

  • Education Assessment Systems
  • Education Accountability Systems - ESSA
  • Evidence Based Programming Systems/Policy
  • Implementation Planning and Science
  • Student Culture and Climate Surveys
  • Performance Assessments
  • Grant Evaluations
  • Needs Assessments
  • Metric Development

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Masters of Education                                   Concentration - Research and Program Evaluation        

Gordon College
B.A., Neuroscience

Board Participation and Volunteering

Previous Projects